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reply to post by xuenchen
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United States –
Justice Party (United States)
Socialist Labor Party of America
Socialist Party USA
Peace and Freedom Party
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Socialist Equality Party
Working Families Party
Freedom Socialist Party
Socialist Workers Party
World Socialist Party of the United States
Left-wing political parties
You're the one that made your thread all about your bigoted opinion if the Left instead of the article you linked.
reply to post by beezzer
Well, I don't know what is so funny. He isn't left at all. He throws out some red meat to his constituency once in a while to cement his "progressive" bonafides. But he is nothing but a fascist banker loving war mongering ahole. And I don't think anyone missed that.
left revokes President Obama's liberal card
reply to post by Kali74
I mean in popular understanding in America, what Hoover talked about and sought to destroy with the FBI. That is anarcho-syndicalism. Etymologically speaking, anarchy goes back to the 16th century or even back to Athens.
Literarily, anarcho-capitalism goes back to Burke and sympathetic individualists throughout our countries history.
I am very interested in talking about this, I am certainly hoping to learn more about how others view the subject.
It merits a deeper discussion. Thanks!
One could argue that anarchism is the natural state of humanity and therefore dates back to when we separated from the rest of the primates. It certainly predates capitalism, even in the US.
Popular understanding in America is completely wrong and that is because liberalism and conservatism subverted, co-opted, convoluted and suppressed it beyond recognition. That is simply because anarchism is anti-authoritarian, and you can't have power, either governmental power or economic power, without authority.
So what exactly do you want to discuss? The history of Anarchism in the US or overall?
I see your point but, I do mean in the context of society.
Humans acting in their own interests and through the combined efforts of each, achieving positive results that could not have come about through planned action.
True capitalism as opposed to mercantilism (what most would call corporatism these days) which may be a good topic for a thread as well.
I have always regarded authoritarianism as a measure of the threshold at which the state is willing to exert violence to enforce laws. It is ideologically independent and universally abhorred by free thinkers (I hope).
Bloomberg is a great example of how shallow thinkers allow these overreaches without considering the implications at all.
Should our government use violence to stop people from drinking soda,
reply to post by Kali74
So, basically, you are not an anarchist at all. If you want a government to do anything for you, that kind of precludes the definition.
Also, itemized lists are fine for articles and literary forensics I suppose but, I was looking forward to a 'discussion' rather than an academic dissection of the term.
Have I misunderstood your position on this?
-puzzled (emoticircles just aren't working here)